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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 163
    Wds10 - OEM
       2015-08-20 #50

    Carol5xy said: View Post
    I did not enable Cortana at the setup as I do not want to use it-I do not need or want a personal assistant. I also do not use Dragon Assistant which is hooked up with Dragon software on the computer and totally updated with Windows 10.

    What I want to know is can Cortana be uninstalled and taken totally out of your computer-I do not want it nor do I trust it. (Without harming the computer)

    Carol
    Carol ... You beat me ...
    Too bad we can't really uninstall it ...
    But if we nag long enough ...MS might give US the option in next SR1 ..
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 322
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       2015-08-20 #51

    One guy posted a Cortana removal scenario that involved deleting the entire Folder where Cortana lives.
    That will not only delete Cortana, but also disable the Start Button and Search. Not good!

    So I looked for a way to stop the Cortana DLL file from loading into RAM memory.
    You can see it, in task-manager, and you can trace where it lives.
    I simply changed the name of "Cortana.Core.dll" to "Cortana.Core.ddd" so it won't load into ram on boot-up.
    Then I still have the Start button and all it's functions, and Search.

    I'm pretty sure that fix could be put into a batch file or VBScript, but I've just not done that yet.
    Maybe someone better at scripting than I am will do that. Hint! Hint!
    You may have to 'Take Ownership' of that DLL file before you can re-name it.*

    * I like the idea of just renaming the DLL file instead of totally deleting it. That leaves the possibility of
    re-enabling Cortana at some later date, if needed.

    Cheers mates!
    TechnoMage

    PS: Upgrading to Win-10 will shut OFF System Restore, so if you normally have that Windows feature turned ON,
    you'll have to turn it ON again after the upgrade.
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  3. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,893
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2015-08-20 #52

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    PS: Upgrading to Win-10 will shut OFF System Restore, so if you normally have that Windows feature turned ON,
    you'll have to turn it ON again after the upgrade.
    Probably to turn off the previous installed Windows version's VSS and clear the old restore points so there will be no conflict between new and old OS.(just an educated guess)
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 244
    windows 10 pro 64
       2015-11-19 #53

    hi
    at the point 3
    to help out,i need sppech inking and typing..
    i clicked no thanks

    is there a way to re-enable it ? win+s and have again
    to help out,i need sppech inking and typing..
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,745
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       2015-11-19 #54

    Try settings > Privacy > Speech, Typing & Inking and click "Get to Know Me". That should work.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 244
    windows 10 pro 64
       2015-11-19 #55

    essenbe said: View Post
    Try settings > Privacy > Speech, Typing & Inking and click "Get to Know Me". That should work.
    hi essenbe
    no , i did not work
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,745
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       2015-11-19 #56
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 244
    windows 10 pro 64
       2015-11-19 #57

    essenbe said: View Post
    no luck Essenbe
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,374
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-11-19 #58

    drugo said: View Post
    no luck Essenbe
    Hello Drugo,

    What happens when you try OPTION THREE?

    Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    Have you tried turning off Cortana, then turning Cortana back on?
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  10. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,893
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2015-11-19 #59

    @drugo is your Location setting turned on?

    Location Service - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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